MJS 069: Lizzie Siegle

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Panel: Charles Max Wood

Guest: Lizzie Siegle

This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Lizzie Siegle. Lizzie is a senior computer science major at Bryn Mawr College, works for Twilio as a contracting developer evangelist, and also contributes to their documentation. She first got into programming when her AP calculus teacher told some of her classmates to attend a one day all girls coding camp at Stanford and she overheard and was interested by it. She was inspired at this camp to pursue a career in coding because she loved that you can build anything with code and be creative. They talk about what got her hooked on coding, why she chose JavaScript, why she chose to work as a developer evangelist, and more!

In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

  • Lizzie intro
  • Computer Science Major
  • Works at Twilio
  • Greg Baugues was her assigned mentor this past summer
  • How did you first get into programming?
  • Grew up in Silicon Valley
  • Hated STEM growing up
  • Was inspired at a one day all girls coding camp at Stanford
  • Loves being able to be creative with code
  • What was the coding camp like?
  • Camp was for high-schoolers
  • HTML and CSS
  • What was it that got you interested in code?
  • Seeing the application of code in the real world
  • Why JavaScript?
  • Works also in Python, Swift, and Haskell
  • Loves how versatile JS is
  • Why developer evangelism?
  • Internship at PubNub
  • Loves being able to teach others as an evangelist
  • What have you done in JavaScript that you’re proud of?
  • Eon.js
  • What are you working on currently?
  • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • And much, much more!

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  • The importance of a mentor or a sponsor

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